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Friday, August 9, 2013

NWA Capt. Lawrence M. Buckner

Navy veteran, NWA Capt. Lawrence M. Buckner
September 26, 1936  -  August 3, 2013

Notification of the passing of retired NWA pilot Captain Lawrence Mack Buckner, age 76.  Captain Buckner hired on with Northwest 01-08-1968 and retired in March 1995 as noted in his obituary.  Services for Captain Buckner were held August 6th in Oklahoma. 

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.wrightfh.net/  Survived by his wife Barbara personal condolences may be sent to the family at
27620 E 126th St S. ,  Coweta  OK 74429-6253  .... (918) 279-6907 

Life Legacy:
Lawrence Mack Buckner, age 76, resident of Coweta passed away peacefully Saturday, August 3, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, OK. Lawrence was born on September 26, 1936 in Stilwell, OK and was the son of Henry and Clemmie (Tucker) Buckner. Lawrence was a 1956 graduate of Stilwell High School. After high school, he went on to receive his Bachelors of Science at Northeastern State University graduating in 1962. Lawrence and Barbara Buckner were united in marriage on June 8, 1958 in Stilwell, OK. Lawrence was a proud veteran of the United States Navy where he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with Three Bronze Stars and the Desert Storm Medal. He was a Pilot in the Navy serving in Active Duty from Sept. 1962 to July 1967. He served in the Reserves from July 1967 to Sept. 1989 retiring as a Commander. In Jan. 1968, Lawrence began working as a Pilot at Northwest Airlines for 27 years retiring in Mar. 1995. Lawrence was a faithful member of the Church of Christ at Whispering Hills in Broken Arrow. In his spare time, he enjoyed writing computer programs and working on computers and electronics. He will be missed as a loving husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend.  

Lawrence is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Buckner of the home in Coweta, OK; his mother, Clemmie Buckner of Stilwell, OK; his son, Larry Buckner of Coweta, OK; his daughter, Dana Groves and husband, Jimmy, of Broken Arrow, OK; 2 grandchildren, Cody Buckner and Kristy Orozco & husband, Alex; 2 great grandchildren, Luis and Isabella; 1 brother, Dowell Buckner of Stilwell, OK; 4 sisters, Gayle Teel of Stilwell, OK, Carol Bradley and husband, Tom, of Wagoner, OK, Sharon Worsham and husband, Robert Lynn, of Stilwell, OK and Shirley Ann Krug of Stilwell, OK; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Lawrence was preceded in death by his father, Henry Buckner, his sister, Ruby Joyce Tharp, his niece, Cathy LaDawn Bradley, his father-in-law and 2 brother-in-laws.  

The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Monday evening, August 5, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral services for Lawrence are scheduled for 10:00 am Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the Church of Christ at Whispering Hills in Broken Arrow, OK with Dale Graham officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00 pm at Stilwell Cemetery in Stilwell, OK. Pallbearers are Lance Worsham, Wayne Caviness, Clint Bradley, Dowell Buckner Jr., Shane Tharp and Bruce Misek. Honorary Pallbearers are Dane Tharp, Dane Hall, Trent Tharp, C.J. Tharp and Clay Bradley.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Buckner to the Disabled American Veterans.  

The family of Lawrence Buckner entrusted his care & services to Wright-Brown Family Funeral Home, 210 S. Broadway, Coweta, OK 74429, 918-486-5515. Family and friends may share memories online @ www.wrightbrownfunerals.com 
Newspaper death notice:  Coweta OK - Lawrence Buckner , 76, retired Northwest Airlines pilot, died Saturday in Tulsa. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday, Wright-Brown Funeral Home; service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Whispering Hills Church of Christ, Broken Arrow; and graveside service 3 p.m. Tuesday, New Hope Cemetery, Stilwell.

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